If you want to get to know Lisbon as a local, this small-group full-day tour is for you! From Parque das Nações (Nations Park) in the modern part of Lisbon to the Alfama quarter, the oldest in Lisbon, you will see the city’s main landmarks while learning interesting facts from your guide. Visit Belém, wander around the historical districts of Baixa, Chiado and Bairro Alto, and enjoy free time to shop for the perfect souvenir. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized and valuable experience with your guide.
Discover the best of Lisbon on a full-day tour, with walks through several popular neighborhoods like Alfama, Bairro Alto and Chiado
- See historical Lisbon landmarks like the Jerónimos Monastery and the Monument to the Discoveries
Admire views of Lisbon and the Tagus River from the Tower of Belém
- Enjoy a relaxing walk around the Parque das Nações and the Expo district
Sample a pastel de Belém, a Portuguese pastry (included)
- Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personalized attention
After pickup from your hotel, enjoy views of Lisbon from your comfortable vehicle on the drive to the district of Belém. Learn interesting facts about Portugal's sailing history and see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monuments in the area – the 16th-century Jeronimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém, two great examples of Manueline art. Go up the Belém Tower to take in views of Lisbon and the Tagus River from above.
Here, you will also see the Monument to the Discoveries, which commemorates Portugal's important role in the discovery of the Americas. Then stop at a local cafe to have a pastel de Belém, a famous Portuguese pastry (included).
Continue with a walking tour of the Baixa district, Lisbon’s downtown. Walk pass the beautiful Gothic-style Rossio train station and Rossio Square (Lisbon’s main square), and find out how much the city has changed since the devastating earthquake of 1755 that destroyed 85 percent of the city. Visit Bairro Alto, the city's bohemian district and the center for nightlife, and wander around the old cafés, boutiques, theaters and bookstores in the Chiado neighborhood.
Enjoy free time to explore this part of the city at your own pace and sample some local delicacies at a cafe or restaurant (own expense).
Next, arrive to the Alfama district and follow your guide around this area, Lisbon's oldest district, which dates back to the 8th century. Wander around the cobbled street of this Moorish area until you reach the Graça view point, which offers one of the best panoramic views of the city.
Finish your tour with a relaxing walk in the Parque das Nações, located in the most modern part of the city. Hear entertaining anecdotes from your guide as you walk around the area, which hosted the 1998 Universal Expo. Have free time to explore the district on your own, go shopping or visit Lisbon's aquarium (own expense), before you are driven back to your hotel.
Reviewed by Stephen L, October 2012
We did two tours Lisbon day tour and Sintra tour. Both were well organized and informative. The tours guides are extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic about their city. Our guides, Michaela and Miguel really gave a personalized service. We were picked up at our hotel and the small group format was perfect for us. We managed to see a great deal in a relatively short period of time. The little extras such as suggestions for lunch, shopping and pastries gave us more insight into the culture. Would highly recommend this company.
Reviewed by Edwin C, December 2012
We were lucky to have Mihaela, our guide, for ourselves as there were only 2 of us. She went out of her way to please us and answer all our questions. Shes very down to earth and knowledgeable about the sites we visited. We enjoyed ourselves and were satisfied with the service.